Special Report

Counties With Worst Drug Problems in Every State

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Kansas: Saline County
> Annual drug deaths per 100,000 residents: 19.1 (county) 12.0 (state)
> Drug-related deaths, 2013-17: 53 (county) 1,747 (state)
> Poverty rate: 12.6% (county) 12.8% (state)
> Population: 55,334

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Kentucky: Gallatin County
> Annual drug deaths per 100,000 residents: 65.0 (county) 30.3 (state)
> Drug-related deaths, 2013-17: 28 (county) 6,696 (state)
> Poverty rate: 13.4% (county) 18.3% (state)
> Population: 8,652

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Louisiana: Washington Parish
> Annual drug deaths per 100,000 residents: 45.3 (county) 20.3 (state)
> Drug-related deaths, 2013-17: 105 (county) 4,721 (state)
> Poverty rate: 26.3% (parish) 19.6% (state)
> Population: 46,449

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Maine: Washington County
> Annual drug deaths per 100,000 residents: 37.8 (county) 22.5 (state)
> Drug-related deaths, 2013-17: 60 (county) 1,500 (state)
> Poverty rate: 18.2% (county) 12.9% (state)
> Population: 31,822

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Maryland: Baltimore City
> Annual drug deaths per 100,000 residents: 61.6 (county) 25.7 (state)
> Drug-related deaths, 2013-17: 1,906 (county) 7,708 (state)
> Poverty rate: 22.4% (county) 9.7% (state)
> Population: 619,796

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